Quickline Announces Ambitious 2023 Fiber Broadband Rollout Plan

Quickline, a leading provider of broadband services, has unveiled its ambitious 2023 fiber rollout plan, set to bring high-speed broadband to over 55,000 rural homes and businesses this year. This initiative aims to revolutionize internet access and speeds for numerous communities and tens of thousands of users.

Building upon a successful 2022, during which over 10,000 homes and businesses in more than 20 communities gained access to Quickline’s full-fiber broadband, the company remains committed to addressing the digital divide in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The scope of this rollout encompasses areas ranging from the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales to the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds, covering communities that have long been underserved by major broadband providers.

Quickline’s existing next-generation fixed wireless broadband network, which has already reached 300,000 premises, is rapidly converging with full fiber, forming the UK’s only gigabit hybrid network.

Lee Allison, Chief Operating Officer at Quickline, expressed enthusiasm for the coming year, stating, “Building on the momentum from last year, 2023 is going to be even bigger and better for Quickline and the communities we serve. Rural communities have been crying out for fast, reliable broadband for far too long. Our mission is to provide that and to close the digital divide between urban and rural areas.”

As part of the initial rollout in the first quarter of the year, Heckington in Lincolnshire, near Sleaford, is set to benefit from fiber broadband with speeds of up to 1 Gbps. Additionally, the historic North Yorkshire coastal village of Ravenscar will be included in the expansion.

Many rural communities in the plan have previously endured broadband speeds as low as 30 Mbps. Quickline’s full-fiber packages start at 100 Mbps, with speeds of up to 1 Gbps available.

Chris Akrill, Head of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Operations at Quickline, emphasized the transformative impact of the company’s fiber broadband on customer experiences, from work and education to streaming and video calling. Akrill noted that in today’s world, reliable broadband is no longer a luxury but a necessity, and Quickline is committed to extending its reach even to the most challenging areas.

Quickline’s 2023 fiber rollout is extensive and will occur in phases throughout the year, encompassing a wide range of rural communities in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and North Lincolnshire. Residents and businesses in these areas can look forward to improved broadband access and significantly enhanced internet experiences.

Jonny Rae

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